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Colchester Zoo

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Very good day out!

Having only attended the local zoo which although vast isn’t very ‘flowing’ I wasn’t expecting... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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Best zoo ever

Brilliant zoo well worth the entrance fee (although if ur going more than 2 times get the annual... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Colchester, United Kingdom
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Colchester Zoo is constantly developing and has won many awards for its work. With over 270 species to see, set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes, Colchester Zoo is well worth a visit. As you walk around the zoo there's plenty of play...more
Maldon Road | Stanway, Colchester, Colchester CO3 0SL, England
+44 1206 331292
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Having only attended the local zoo which although vast isn’t very ‘flowing’ I wasn’t expecting much. Was very impressed here though. A lot to see and do!! Will definitely be back in the future!

Thank Donya1987
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Brilliant zoo well worth the entrance fee (although if ur going more than 2 times get the annual pass.... u can go in and then decide to purchase this if your unsure) make sure you get on the train as it allows you into the...More

Thank mellygry
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited many times always a good day out if the weather is right but on the same token if dry and cold also prety good not too many visitors getting in the way.

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 3 days ago

I am so grateful to have this fantastic zoo on my doorstep almost :) and that I can get in as much as I want to with my Gold pass which I would highly recommend. I had a Hawk and Owl experience (keeper shadow) and...More

Thank Sasha W
Reviewed 3 days ago

This Zoo has lots of trees, the animals seem to have the space and privacy they need. Colchester Zoo offers many different activities for it's visitors, e.g. I fed penguins, their keeper showed us where to pick up the fish (sardines?) and the penguins happily...More

Thank GundaJohannesburg
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a brilliant day at Colchester Zoo. We purchased our tickets online and the prices were extremely reasonable. The Zoo itself was very clean and tidy, and very easy to navigate your way around with the map and the lines on the floor to...More

Thank zoewooding13
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Apart from the Farse to get through the Ticket area, the Zoo itself is fantastic, very friendly staff, loads to see and do, the feeding encounters are fantastic. The whole place is literally follow the yellow line around and you wont get lost. The only...More

Thank Jez P
Reviewed 4 days ago

I've been many times... the best one was for a hen-do! We had so much fun! It was very entertaining! I love feeding the elephants and giraffes. Need to go prepared to walk a lot and paths go up and down!

Thank Veronica W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A fantastic zoo, loved seeing all the animals/mammals, especially the elephants and lions and the "interesting facts" next to the enclosures give you great info about the animals you are seeing. It was also the first time I've seen chimps and they were amazing to...More

Thank camtayl0r
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As usual the Zoo is a great place to go and spend some time with all the family. The only issue I find if I'm being critical is some of the staff at the ice cream / drink stations are extremely slow at serving like...More

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Christina Y
27 September 2018|
Response from ColZoo | Property representative |
Hi Christina, thanks for getting in touch. The use of your Colchester Zoo Passes at other named zoos is restricted to free admission only. Participating zoos are Belfast, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, Highland Wildlife Park... More
Christina Y
27 September 2018|
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Response from Numismatist | Reviewed this property |
According to their website it's Belfast, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, Highland Wildlife Park, Rotterdam, Twycross, Chester (1 visit only per year), Marwell Wildlife (1 visit only per year), Newquay (1 visit only per year... More
Heather B
18 September 2018|
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Response from ColZoo | Property representative |
Hi Heather, with all of our animal experiences you get to go behind the scenes and you get to learn about them on an individual basis. With the sloths you get a real up close experience as you go into their enclosure and... More